Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives

Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The County Museum and Archives provides insights into everyday life from the late eighteenth through the twentieth century and focuses particularly on telling the story of Lennox and Addington County. The story of the settlement and historical development of the Lennox and Addington is highlighted in themed exhibits. A series of monthly programs complement the exhibits and curriculum-based educational programs and extension presentations are offered for school classes. The Archives holds a significant paper collection documenting the ongoing historical settlement and development of the County from its initial settlement by Loyalist exiles at the end of the 18th century. A modern reading room equipped with computer access ports at the reading room tables and digital reader printers offers researchers a wealth of primary, microfilm and published sources for genealogical research. Finding aids to B/M/D in local newspapers and cemeteries and research files are also available.
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Shelly M
Ontario, Canada221 contributions
Aug. 2019
I was at the geocaching L&A event. The museum was opened to us. What a terrific place. I enjoyed looking all through it. A "must see" for families. So much to see & learn.
Written August 22, 2019
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Elena Z
Stella, Canada1 contribution
Mar. 2019 • Couples
The staff was friendly and informative. The displays are wonderfully displayed and so interesting. We recommend it highly.
Written March 22, 2019
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Donaldtrout
Napanee, Canada81 contributions
May 2018 • Business
I am thoroughly impressed at the variety of programs and options this museum has. Tasteful, creative and recommended for a nice outing.
Written February 12, 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Couples
This museum used to be a prison. We were greeted by beautiful flowers. We didn’t have to pay, as it was free on the day we arrived, a bonus!

There was a library where we could explore, all about this town.

I enjoyed the display about money. We learned about the polymer and how great this is. We even found how to detect fake money.

They also covered clothing from the past two centuries.

It covered the battle of Waterloo and the war of 1812. There were lots of local artifacts. This helped me understand the people who are living here.

My wife ended in a prison cell, just for fun. She could free herself without any problems.

Outside there were more info about people who worked in the olden days.

This is worthwhile to visit this historic museum!
Written October 2, 2017
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deeremom430
Wilmington, NC676 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Couples
We came here with the Geocaching Mega Event and were not disappointed. The employees that we interacted with were informative and friendly. The exhibits were well done and interesting. We learned a lot about the area, very glad we visited.
Written September 26, 2017
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dmc42607
Kalamazoo, MI54 contributions
Jun. 2017 • Family
Up to date information, helpful professional staff, interesting exhibits. This museum and archives is of value to the community. We looked up some old family history records, and everyone was very helpful.
Written July 3, 2017
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GARY T
Hilton, New York, USA20 contributions
Sep. 2016
The caretakers were so friendly, they change the displays so you do not see the same thing year after year. It is well worth the stop in Napanee to see all the different displays. The overall appearance was spotless and just a nice place to stop at on a raining day .There are displays for all ages to enjoy, my family is from Napanee and I find the displays very well done and tastefull.
Written June 22, 2017
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit Gary T! Our displays change frequently so we hope to see you again soon!!!
Written June 23, 2017
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Kathleen3001
Prescott, AZ136 contributions
Jun. 2017 • Friends
We were in the area for family history research. We went through the museum first. The museum was top quality, and we learned a lot about the area. Then, on to the archive. The staff was very nice and very helpful. The archive curator, Kim, was so eager to help. She answered all of our questions, and was patient. The archive library itself is well organized, and easy to use.
Written June 12, 2017
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Rosemarie M
3 contributions
Feb. 2017 • Family
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The museum is authentically curated , actually get to see a jail cell not difficult to imagine an overnight there.
Written March 14, 2017
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Thanks Rosemarie M. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the museum. Hope to see you again soon! L&A County Museum & Archives
Written March 16, 2017
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Carol
20 contributions
Dec. 2016 • Friends
A friendly community activity that offers a wonderful experience. This relaxing environment is a welcome relief from busy daily life and staff could not be more accommodating.
Written January 20, 2017
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Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.